Can We Use The New Driving License Abroad?

Biometric driving licenses were introduced a year ago and they're relatively easy to acquire. All you need to do is go to the "Nef3a" with a passport photo, a copy of your ID and your old driving license. The whole process takes around half an hour and costs LL38,000. What's great about the new driving license is that it fits in your wallet and that it can be used abroad from what I've been told,…

Dutch Ambassador Jan Waltmans Joins Eves on Wheels for a Bike Ride in Tripoli Mina

What began as a simple photography project to celebrate women and their bicycles in Tripoli has turned into frequent bike rides around Lebanon, and a regular call to celebrate life with women on bikes. The Eves on Wheels project gained the attention of the Ambassador of the Netherlands who decided to show support and joined their latest ride in Tripoli Mina. The ride was followed by a gathering where the "Eves" and Ambassador Waltmans engaged…

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Roda Antar’s Bicycle Kick

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo scored that stunning overhead kick against Juventus on Tuesday, everyone's been comparing to the greatest all-time overhead kicks, and a couple of football fan pages in Lebanon even brought one of Roda Antar's stunning goals back when he played for Köln in the Bundesliga. In all fairness, Antar's bicycle kick is a great goal but what makes Ronaldo's overhead kick so special is the astonishing height at which he kicked the…

A Part of Me Doesn’t Want “CEDRE” To Succeed

We've been to Paris already three times now, and every time made reform promises that never came to be. Our debt has accumulated over the years, most of the projects to enhance the infrastructure and improve the economy were put on hold or cancelled, the corruption is at an all-time high yet they want us to believe that this time will be different. We all want to stay hopeful and optimistic but economic reforms don't…
Fun

Beirut’s “Green Line” Through the Eyes of Lebanese photographer Patrick Baz

2 weeks ago
Just like many Beirutis, war was the new normal for Lebanese Photographer Patric Baz who used live along Beirut’s Green line during the Lebanese civil war. At age 17, he picked up his father’s camera ...
Baladi

Earth Hour Celebrated at City Centre Beirut

2 weeks ago
I dropped by City Centre Beirut last Saturday to take part in their Earth Hour activation. For those who are not familiar with the movement, Earth Hour is a global initiative that aims at turning ...
Advertising

AUBMC Wins the Silver Dubai Lynx Award for Shisha Risks Awareness Video

2 weeks ago
I shared this ad on the health risks of smoking Shisha over a year ago and thought it was a brilliant one. Basically AUBMC went to a regular Shisha coffee shop and asked the waiter ...
Critiques

90K Registered Lebanese Expats Data Leaked?

2 weeks ago
When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants was asking Lebanese expats to register online to vote in the upcoming elections, a lot of questions were raised on the privacy policies on the website and ...
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